Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 Newsletter

The spring 2009 Ecoman update is here! So much has happened since the last newsletter that we have decided to provide regular updates that can be accessed online by going to: Here you will find information about who we are, pictures of work we have done and information about new projects, such as green roofs.

Our capable and friendly crew is back for another season. Rohan will heading up the gardening crew, Tinka will be helping with annual containers and planting, Jeff and Brandon are back doing design and build for residential landscape installations and Brian will still be making appearances as he slowly slips into retirement.

We have decided to phase in the hourly wage increases to all customers, due to the rising cost of doing business, the new rate is $35/hr. We have made payment options very convenient by adding Visa. You can still mail your check the old fashioned way or if you are internet savvy, we continue to accept email money transfers.

We have had several clients approach us regarding ways to reduce costs for the season. Maintenance and monitoring of your garden is critical for identifying problems before they become expensive (just think of all the trees seedlings we pull out your gardens annually). Investing in the health of your property can increase the value of your home. That being said, you may wish to look at the overall amount you spend in a year and discuss an upper limit to your budget for the year. If you would like to know how much you spent in previous years, create a reasonable budget and and/or save on maintenance costs, give us a call.

This year we are looking to expand our business in the downtown area. If you have friends or family that you would like to refer our services to, please feel free to ask us for our new fridge magnets, business cards and/or postcards to spread the word.

We will continue to offer bicycle gardening services for those in the areas between Dufferin and St.George, Davenport and Dundas. In addition we have added a small cargo van that runs on biodiesel to help with delivering high quality annuals and perennials to your garden. This year we hope to improve our customer service with better communication, payment options, and vehicles. Book your spring cleanup soon! Opening day is April 1st.

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